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The Quilt Show Newsletter - March 22, 2023

Second Place - Small Quilts at QuiltCon 2023, Denise Lopez Digs Into Ruler Work, Quilts Outside Contest Winners, Are You Stocking Up On Ties?, Make a "Komebukuro" Rice Bag with Dee Christopher, Memory Match Game, A "Poppy" Puzzle

Welcome to Wednesday -  March 22, 2023

Featured Quilt - Second Place Small Quilts at QuiltCon 2023

Exploring the Cosmos: Space Junk by Nancy Powell won Second Place in the Small Quilts category at QuiltCon 2023. You don't need a spaceship to see this out-of-this-world quilt that Nancy made, because this small and mighty quilt packs a punch when you see it's vibrant and colorful fabrics.

She says, "Imagine seeing some space junk floating in the cosmos with the satellites. This is my vision. Space Junk was improv pieced and matchstick quilted with some big stitch quilted accents. There is a little nod to my grandma who taught me how to sew and create. Maybe you made some fringed napkins with your grandma too. Look carefully! This quilt was inspired by Maria Shell's polka dots and originally made for the 2022 Kona Color of the Year (Cosmos) Mini Quilt Challenge for my local guild."

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Denise Lopez Digs Into Ruler Work

Rule Over Your Quilt In More Ways Than One

Longarm specialist Denise Lopez is back on The Quilt Show to discuss the fundamentals of quilting with rulers on the sit-down and domestic machine. Along with the basics of the machine foot, ruler types and options, she stresses the importance of adjusting for the proper height when seated. Then it’s onto making the most of your rulers with stitch in the ditch, curves and tips for left-handed quilters.

Learn more from Denise, and Cristina Arcenegui Bono, by watching them in How to Use Your iPad for Design and Whimsical Quilting with Cristina Arcenegui Bono | Ruler Work With Denise Lopez.

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TQS Quilts Outside Contest Winners

Did You Celebrate With Us For National Quilting Day?

This past Saturday we asked you to hang a quilt outside for National Quilting Day. Those who participated in the event were inserted into a drawing to randomly win one of our TQS Quilts Outside Contest Gift Baskets. We chose one winner from both Facebook and Instagram. Was it your outside quilt that won? Click through to find out!

Find Out Who Won!

Are You Stocking Up On Ties?

If You Aren't, You Might Want to Start Doing So

Alex has a brand new LIVE class on the way about making a quilt using ties. The class hasn't begun just yet, so you've time to start stocking up on those ties that you'll be deconstructing to create a fabulous quilt. While Alex recommends using silk ties, whatever kind you can get your hands on will work for this project.

In the meantime, while you gather your materials, take a look at some of Alex's previous classes and see why she is one of the best teachers around!

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Make a "Komebukuro" Rice Bag with Dee Christopher!

Avaible With Multiple Colors

This easy project is ripe for personalization through piecing, embellishment and embroidery, and everyone's bag will be wonderfully different. This class taught by Dee will be in two parts, with Part 1 taking place on April 1, 2023 and Part 2 on April 22, 2023.

Get the "Komebukuro" Class Project Pack, which includes an assortment of 8 denims and chambrays, four fabrics for embellishment, fabric for the lining, and some sashiko thread and needles for surface stitching. There are three different kits with three different patch colors, including Blue, Warm, and Neutral. (Just a note, there is no pattern provided with the fabric pack, instructions will be provided in the FREE class.)

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Jinny Beyer's Memory Match Game

It's the middle of the week, so that means it's time for Jinny Beyer's Memory Match Game! Do you know the names of all the blocks in Jinny's Game?

Play The Game

The Quilt Show Puzzle: A Prolific Poppy Quilt

"Poppy Promenade" by Bethanne Nemesh

Bethanne writes about Poppy Promenade"This is my first classic whole cloth quilt. I designed the interlocking poppies to be reminiscent of the Art Nouveau style and completed the quilt with classic quilting motifs. The edge is finished with a handmade beading piping. It is 40" square and made with silk radiance fabric." Bethanne's quilt has won 10 major awards.

See more of Bethanne's quilts in How to do Beaded Piping with Bethanne Nemesh | Collage Techniques from Lesley Riley.

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